Home Ground Advantage

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Get the Home Ground Advantage!

If there’s one thing that brings communities together — it’s sport. Which is why Holden started the Home Ground Advantage program in 2014 — to help grassroots sport grow. When it comes to sport, girls can now pursue the same dreams as boys! Our 2018 winter round will provide grants to sporting clubs who embrace and promote the participation of girls. If your sporting club is looking for funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved, we want to hear from you!

Here’s how we can help

Girls’ Grants

Are you a club embracing and promoting girls’ participation?

Apply now!

Meet our Girls' Squad!

Ruan Sims
NRL Football

Ruan Sims

For girls or women wondering if they should give rugby league a go, I say - do it! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Ash Brazill
Collingwood AFLW & Netball

Ash Brazill

I'm so passionate about opportunities at a grassroots level, I'd encourage girls to just get out there and give as many sports a go as possible.

Jordan Mercer
Australian Surf Ironwoman

Jordan Mercer

As a junior, the Surf Lifesaving movement gave me the confidence and skills to pursue my dream of becoming an Ironwoman. If you set your mind to it, great things can happen!

Sharni Layton
Collingwood Netball

Sharni Layton

Netball has helped me find my inner competitive nature and the appreciation of teammates! It's given me the confidence to give anything in life a go.

Application timeline

Applications open

1 June 2018

Submit your application


  • Tell us what you need.
  • And how it will make a difference.
  • You can even make a video!
Applications close

31 August 2018

We’ll be in touch

31 October 2018

  • A Holden team member will let you know the result.

Supporting clubs all around Australia

Real clubs, real stories, HGA makes a real difference. Don’t believe us? Check out the impact HGA has had on these local sporting clubs.

More recipients

Summer 2017/18

Peninsula Cricket Club, QLD

Equipment

Mallala Cricket Club, SA

Equipment

Albury Wodonga Munyaas Aboriginal Sporting Club, VIC

Equipment and uniforms

Alice Springs Swimming Club, NT

Uniforms

Fury Basketball, WA

Wheelchairs & equipment

Homenetmen Navasart, NSW

Equipment

Jindera Netball Club, VIC

Lighting upgrades

Narraweena Junior RLFC, NSW

Uniforms

Raw Strength Tasmania, TAS

Equipment

Tallawong Park Little Aths, NSW

Facilities upgrade

Winter 2017

Wests Magpies Basketball Club, ACT

Player Fees

Orara Valley Axeman Rugby League, NSW

Grandstand

Wingham Junior Rugby League Football Club, NSW

Equipment

Macksville and District RLFC, NSW

Uniforms and Equipment

Hay Junior Rugby League, NSW

Uniforms

Bulahdelah Cricket Club, NSW

Equipment and Junior Team

Casino BMX Club, NSW

Facility Upgrades

Muswellbrook Little Athletics, NSW

Discus Cage

Warren Women's Hockey Association, WA

New Uniforms

Redpa Football Club, TAS

New Footballs

Down Syndrome Swimming Australia, QLD

Uniforms

Ayr Junior Golf Club, QLD

Uniforms

Coomera Cutters Junior Rugby League, QLD

Uniforms and Equipment for Juniors

UWA Baseball and Softball Club, WA

New Equipment

Green Head Golf Club, WA

Storage Facility

Shepparton and Youth United CC, VIC

Reconditioned Cricket Pitch Roller

Bonnie Doon Football Netball Club, VIC

Change Room Upgrades

Poowong Loch JFC, VIC

Female Change Rooms

Bayswater Strikers Soccer Club, VIC

Equipment

Rutherglen United Cricket Club, VIC

Facility Upgrades

Rochester Little Athletics Centre, VIC

Equipment

Parkfield Cricket Club, VIC

Junior and Women's Cricket

Brisbane Tritons Water Polo Club, QLD

Uniforms for World Gay Games in Paris

Alice Springs Basketball Association, NT

Canteen Facilities

McLaren Flat Netball Club, SA

Netball Post Pads

Summer 2016/17

Surf Life Saving South Australia

New equipment

Cumberland City Football Club

New uniforms

Northern Barbarians Rugby Club

Facilities upgrade and equipment

Mossman Port Douglas Senior Rugby League Club

New uniforms

Golden Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Facilities upgrade

Grenfell Eels Junior Cricket Club

New equipment

Edmonton PCYC

New equipment

Goulburn Valley Kart Club

Facilities upgrade

WA iSports

New uniforms and equipment

Murray River Warriors

New uniforms

Irishtown Football Club

New Equipment

Towns Junior Football Club

New equipment

Moree and District Netball Association

New equipment

Eagles Baseball Club

Facilities upgrade

Cranbourne Southern Stars

New equipment and uniforms

Melbourne B1 Blind Football Club

New kickboards

Brothers Rugby League Football Club

New equipment

Winter 2016

Albury Rugby League Football Club, NSW

New uniforms and equipment

Berwick Panthers Basketball Club, VIC

Training equipment

Casuals Swans Hockey Club, WA

New uniforms

Dinmore Bushrats Soccer and Sports Club, QLD

New uniforms and equipment

Golden City Soccer Club, VIC

Training equipment

Lake Grace Gymnastics Club, WA

Facilities upgrade

MBK United Football Club, NSW

Facilities & equipment upgrade

NSW Powerchair Football Association, NSW

New wheelchairs for juniors

Ourimbah Rugby Club, NSW

Facilities upgrade

South Gawler Football Club, SA

New equipment

Surf Life Saving Illawarra, NSW

New nipper boards

Wavell Netball Club, QLD

New equipment

Weston Creek Indians Baseball Club, ACT

Storage facilities upgrade

Wheatbelt Regional Cricket Council, WA

Uniforms & equipment for juniors

Yale Tigers Teeball and Softball Club, WA

Uniforms & equipment for juniors

Summer 2015/16

Adelaide Eagles Little Athletics Centre, SA

Facilities Upgrade

Albion Football Club Sports Club Inc., VIC

Scoreboard

Bellingen Junior AFL Football Club, NSW

Scoreboard

Bluejays Softball Club Inc., SA

Uniforms

Bomaderry Junior Australian Football Club, NSW

Equipment

Boroondara Netball Association Inc., VIC

Modified Goal Posts

Central Highlands Junior Rugby League Club, QLD

Equipment

Central Whyalla Junior Football, SA

Uniforms & Equipment

Dungog Warriors Junior Rugby League Club, NSW

Uniforms & Equipment

Fortitude Valley Rugby League Football, QLD

Seating and Field Upgrade

Glenorchy Knights Football Club, TAS

Equipment

Helensburgh - Stanwell Park SLSC Inc., NSW

Equipment

Hervey Bay Softball Association Inc., QLD

Equipment

Kennedy - Pacific Swimming Club Inc., QLD

Equipment

Kununurra Demons Football Club, WA

Kombi Line Marker

Montrose Football Club, VIC

Uniforms & Equipment

Mount Larcom Bowls Club, QLD

Equipment

Northern Rattlers Basketball Club, SA

Uniforms & Equipment

Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association, WA

Uniforms

Roleystone Gymnastics Club Inc., WA

Equipment

Swan Valley Netball Club, WA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Tigers Basketball Club Shepparton, VIC

Uniforms & Equipment

Wistow Cricket Club, SA

Facilities Upgrade

Winter 2015

Armadale Sporting Club, WA

New Scoreboard & Gear for Juniors

Banyule Cricket Club, VIC

Burkitt Oval Shade Structure

Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative, VIC

New Uniforms & Equipment

Blue Lake Gymnastics Club, SA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Bundjalung Baygal Warriors Rugby League Football Club, NSW

New Uniforms

Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club, NSW

Equipment Upgrades

Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club, SA

New Surf & Ski Paddles

Dimbulah Football Club, QLD

Resurface Clubhouse Floors

Henley & Grange Baseball Club, SA

Facility & Equipment Upgrades

Ipswich City Soccer Allsports Club, QLD

New Uniforms & Equipment

Marist Junior Football Club, WA

Equipment Upgrades

Merrifield Park Tennis Club, WA

Kitchen Refurbishment

Perth Angels Football Club, WA

New Equipment

Plympton Sports & Recreation Club, SA

New Scoreboard & Storage Unit

Riding for the Disabled Association Kalang, TAS

Training Equipment Upgrades

Sussex Inlet Rugby League Football Club, NSW

Equipment & Gear Upgrades

Tilligerry and Districts Little Athletics Centre, NSW

New Equipment

Warrnambool & Districts Hockey Association, VIC

New Juniors' Equipment

Warwick & Districts Football Association, QLD

Inflatable Pitch

Woodend Hesket Football Netball Club, VIC

Court Lighting

Summer 2014/15

Blackwood Football Club, SA

Goal & Point Posts Replacement

Burnie Basketball Association, TAS

New Uniforms & Equipment

Central Districts Junior Rugby League Club, SA

New Uniforms & Equipment

Fletcher FC Saints, NSW

New Uniforms

Great Southern Gymsports, WA

New Gym Mats

Greta Football Netball Club, VIC

Fence Upgrade

Kingaroy Junior Football Club, QLD - Field Extension

New Irrigation & LineMarker

Koroit Football Netball Club, VIC

Ovens Replacement

Macleay Valley Eagles AFL, NSW

Refurbishment of Canteen

Maryborough City Soccer Club, VIC

New Uniforms & Equipment

Parkerville Senior Football Club, WA

New Equipment

Paskeville Netball Club, SA

Kitchen Upgrade

Quakers Hill JRLFC, NSW

New Equipment

Samford Riding for the Disabled, QLD

Tack Shed Construction

Tennant Creek Athletics Club, NT

New Discus Cage, Long Jump Pit Extension & Ride On Mower

Towns Football Club, WA

Change Room Renovation

Wagga Wagga Cycling Club, NSW

New Road Bikes

Back to Home ground advantage
AFL

Poowong Loch

Awarded a grant of

$

New changeroom

Allowing girls the chance to now play home games

Happy girls

Who can now flourish in the beginning of their AFLW careers

Home games

That can now occur in 2018

Cricket

Club Armadale Cricket Club

Awarded a grant of

$

Items of new equipment

Supporting the development of teams

Smiles

With 150 members impacted

Equal opportunities

With funding for player fees allowing everyone the chance to play sport

Horse Riding

Club Riding for the Disabled Association Kalang

Awarded a grant of

$

Empowered kids

With brand new training equipment, allowing all abilities independence

Lives changed

With the grant affecting 15 members

Years

Of club history and with the support, many more

Rugby League

Fortitude Valley Junior
Rugby League Club

Awarded a grant of

$

New spectator seating

Encouraging family and friends to show their support during home games

Happy faces

With support from the grant

Possibilities

For home games to be hosted by the club each season

Basketball

Club Alice Springs
Basketball Association

Awarded a grant of

$

New and improved canteen

Which will help raise important funds for the community

Members

Of the community, now united through sport

Junior teams

Who have the opportunity to play basketball and grow with the sport

Netball

Moree and District
Netball Club

Awarded a grant of

$

New lockable storage area

Allowing equipment to be kept safe and free from vermin

Opportunities

Girls can now enjoy access to proper facilities

New clubhouse

Transforming the club to a community hub

Who’s able to apply?

This round we’re looking for sporting clubs or community organisations that embrace and promote the participation of girls in sport.

Here’s what you’ll need

If you’re applying for a grant, you’ll tell us your big dream - and how you’ll spend the money making it happen. Here is what you will need to tell us:

Your club

  • Club details
  • A club story
  • Website address (optional)
  • Facebook address (optional)

Your dream

  • Project name & description
  • Grant amount
  • Who will be benefiting from the grant
  • Clubs main source of funding
  • Images & Youtube video to support application (optional)

Your details

  • Your name
  • Your position
  • Your contact details
  • Secondary contact details

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

To apply, fill out the form on the Home Ground Advantage grant page, here. Applications for Girls' Round will commence 1 June and close 31 August.

Who can apply?

Any sporting club or community organisation who embrace and promote the participation of girls in sport.

What types of projects will be funded?

Home Ground Advantage grant applications will be considered for the below:

  1. Tangible projects – including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets
  2. Developing exceptional talent – including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience

Can I submit more than one application for my club?

Yes. You might want to apply for a big project, as well as a smaller project, and submit an application for each.

How will the application be assessed?

All applications are individually assessed by the Holden Home Ground Advantage team based on its merit relative to the other applications in that particular round.

Consideration will include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Eligibility of the submission – does it comply with the terms and conditions?
  2. The role the club plays in the local community.
  3. The impact the grant will have on the club, the community or talented individuals.
  4. Long-term benefits to the club.
  5. The club's story.

A shortlist is prepared and often further research is conducted, including a call to your club requesting additional information. Please note that being contacted does not necessarily mean you have been successful.

What will not be funded?

The following items will not be funded:

  1. Recurring operational expenses.
  2. The repayment of debt.
  3. Projects that have already been completed.

What browser can I use?

We recommend you use the current version of browsers to make sure our web pages display quickly, and that you have the latest security updates. If you use older browsers, you might notice some functions and features may not work perfectly when visiting the Holden website.

We recommend the following browsers – each has a link to download them if you need.

The application form does not support Internet Explorer 9 (and earlier) for Windows or applications on tablet or mobile devices. So you can't apply on your phone or tablet.

Can the Home Ground Advantage Team help me complete my application?

No. The Home Ground Advantage team are not able to help clubs fill out applications because that would give clubs the wrong kind of advantage.

If my application is not successful, can I apply again?

Yes. We encourage you to apply again as each round is very different and assessed independently of previous rounds. Not being successful in one round doesn’t impact your chances of success in future rounds.

What about GST?

Home Ground Advantage grants are exclusive of GST. Where the grant recipient is registered for GST, Holden will pay the grant and the applicable GST. Where the grant recipient is not registered for GST, the GST amount will not be added to the grant.

What are the terms and conditions?

Read the fundraising initiative terms and conditions here.

Do you have a question? Email us at enquiries@holdenhga.com.au